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Greenland: Cancellations: Avane Postal Savings Cancellations on Pakke-Porto Stamps  
The numbered Avane cancellations of Greenland are not often offered, but are very actively collected. Avane cancellations were applied to stamps placed into postal savings books, starting in 1927 until the end of the 1930s. Each number represents a different village post office. 38 numbers were assigned, though four numbers (10, 14, 21, and 34) have not yet been recorded. They were typically struck in black or violet (no catalog seems to have given values for the different colors). With only a couple exceptions, the two-line design is "Nr. 1 / avane". The vast majority of Avane cancels were applied to 20 Ýre stamps; use on 1 krone stamps is sometimes found; use on any other value is extremely rare. It is common for stamps to have additional pencil or crayon lines as this is often how the books were "canceled" when redeemed. Complete and well-centered examples are scarce and demand premiums, especially when on well-centered stamps. Beyond the few common numbers, most of these cancellations are scarce.
The cancellations and associated villages are listed per the Wowern 1988 GF1 Pakke-Porto catalog (most recent edition; available for purchase; see the Literature section), while the stamps are cataloged by Scott numbers.
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